Firstly they are intended to encourage the community as a whole to focus resources and energy by making a collective decision to support a few initiatives each year. The decisions are made in a transparent and collective way using a participatory grantmaking process. (In the future we hope to move to a participatory budgeting process).
Secondly the awards are intended to provide seed funding to members who have a project that if realised will provide community benefit. The project could benefit a particular niche or sector in the community or the whole community. We are keen to support projects that are one off projects that can be implemented within a specific timeframe as well as seed social entrepreneurial ongoing projects.
Please use this form to contribute your bright and brilliant project/initiative proposal to the NFA Community. If you have a smaller screen use the SCROLL function on the right to see all of the questions.
This form needs to be completed in one sitting. We recommend that you copy and paste the questions requiring a more considered response into a word processing file on your computer - that way you can save what you are writing and then cut and paste it back into the form.
There are maximum word counts for parts of the proposals. The purpose of the word count is to give you a sense of how much you need to write and the opportunity to distill your proposal to the essential information. It also gives NFA members a succinct easy to read proposal document as your proposal may be one of many.
To get an accurate word/character count you can use word processing software - like Word or Pages or the online tool https://wordcounter.net/
You must be an NFA member or member organisation to apply for the NFA Focus and Funding Awards.
You or someone from your project team must attend the Gather-In on 25 March 2017 in the Universal Hall to present the proposal to the NFA members present.
If you have any problems completing this form please contact Ariane 691841.
A few trusted friends who can give you support and honest feedback as you go along, a steering committee, a board of directors from an existing organisation - are ways to have a support network. What is yours?
If you are not an experienced presenter you can ask someone else to present on your behalf, however this is also a great opportunity gain presenting experience.
We plan to run a presentation support workshop on 18 March.